Sarkozy bank account raided by cybercrooks

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Oct 22, 2008

Hackers steal from French president - phish suspected.

French president Nicolas Sarkozy has had his funds stolen from his bank account, apparently after a phishing email tricked him into handing over access codes, according to reports.

The raid only lifted 'small amounts' from the account, and due to the widespread fame Sarkozy has picked up in his brief tenure as president it seems likely that the thieves were unaware who their victim was - the full weight of the French police force is now on their trail.

Initial reports on the incident are in the AP here and at The Register here, with more comment from McAfee here and from Sophos here.

Posted on 22 October 2008 by Virus Bulletin



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